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Best DFW Shops To Buy Affordable Art

March 26, 2014 7:05 AM

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Art. It inspires and relaxes and causes us to think and reflect. Whether it is for your home or office, art that is affordable is sought out by budget-conscience art lovers. As a previously written article gives some locations to find local art, here are a few more to expand your resources in beautifying your space.

Ro2 Art
110 N. Akard St.
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 803-9575
www.ro2art.comRo2 Art is an art gallery owned and managed by mother and son Susan Roth Romans and Jordan Roth. This very eclectic, independent gallery has affordable art from well-known as well as newly emerging artists. Set in the heart of downtown Dallas, Ro2 Art carries a wide assortment of small sculptures and prints by local and regionally known artists priced between $35 and $100.

Dolly Python
1916 N. Haskell Ave.
Dallas, TX 75204
(214) 887-3434
www.dollypythonvintage.comDolly Python is an emporium. Within 3,800 square feet, vintage clothing, cowboy boots, costume jewelry, antiques, oddities and folk art grace every corner. Local artists sell their works under pseudonyms at far lower prices than you would imagine. One can find “Pinky Diablo” and “Nadine” treasures here. Black velvet art, signed record covers (with the records) and rustic metal signage are also part of Dolly Python’s collection. Don’t mind either of the dogs in the doorway; they are friendly and welcoming. If you are looking for something really different, Dolly Python is the place to go.

We Are 1976
1902 N. Henderson Ave.
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 821-1976
www.weare1976.comHand printed as well as textural art is what you will find at We Are 1976. It is a gift shop that has a huge selection of prints. Husband-and-wife graphic designers known as Bee Things create prints for $40. Reproduced watercolor and ink drawings by Dan Colcer range from $15 to $70. One can try their hand at creating custom letter pressing business cards, note cards or posters by signing up for one of the various popular printing workshops held at the Bishop Arts location (313 N. Bishop, Dallas, TX 75208). Handmade, thoughtfully designed oddities like textural art for children are also available.

Related: Best DFW Businesses With Art Galleries

Curiosities
2025 Abrams Parkway
Dallas, TX 75204
(214) 828-1886
www.getcuriosities.comCuriosities is another mother-and-son, family-owned business that combines the talents of a books proprietor (Jason Cohen) and an antiques dealer (Terry Cohen). The duo has created a gallery that brings together the best of antiques with art. This cornucopia of artistic treasures brings iconic symbols of everyday life into our homes, for example, channel letters used in outdoor signage or a letter of the alphabet carved out of a hardcover vintage book. Found, folk, photography, circus banners, prints and metal art is what graces the walls of Curiosities from $10 to $95.

Libri at The MAC
McKinney Avenue Contemporary
3120 McKinney Ave.
Dallas, TX 75204
(214) 953-1212
www.the-mac.orgLibri is a bookstore at The MAC that carries original small art pieces, handmade goods including pottery, an impressive collection of art books, catalogs from previous and current exhibitions, jewelry, stationery and accessories items from local artists. The MAC is a non-profit gallery so items purchased from here help keep the gallery going while offering a venue for artists to sell their work and gain exposure.

Related: Best Art Supply Stores In DFW

Robin D. Everson is a native Chicagoan who resides in Dallas, Texas. Her appreciation for art, food, wine, people and places has helped her become a well-respected journalist. A life-long lover of education, Robin seeks to learn and
enlighten others about culture. You can find her work at Examiner.com 
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